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28 Nov 2018
You want fun? We’ve got it. And then some. Shropshire Kids Festival is back, with more super-extra-massive bonkers fun.  Kids just wanna have fun - and we serve it up right across a fabulous weekend. We’ve got a HUGE water slide, the foamiest foam parties, mega sports zone, massive inflatables, a have-a-go music tent, zorb balls, go karts, circus tent, craft activities and just about anything...
28 Nov 2018
This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more. Everything to entertain and educate your youngsters with tractor rides, farm visits, hands-on activities, pond dipping and taking part in the field to fork journey,...
Performance poet Dave Pitt and author Kate Mascarenhas
20 Nov 2018
The third annual Shrewsbury Festival of Literature takes place this weekend with international authors, poets and performers appearing at venues across the town. Authors range from natural navigation pioneer Tristan Gooley, the celebrated food writer Elisabeth Luard and acclaimed novelist Manda Scott. Mental health campaigner Rachel Kelly, the author of the global best-selling book Walking on...
19 Nov 2018
A special event is being held in Shrewsbury to coincide with the release of the film Mary Poppins Returns - and it promises to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! It is 54 years since Mary Poppins was released and has proved to be a much-loved classic with children of all ages ever since, if not with the creator. The new film goes on general release in December and will be the subject of a...
19 Nov 2018
Have you ever wondered what it is that makes Christmas music Christmassy? Well now is your chance to find out at a special lecture being held in Shrewsbury. Professor Darren Sproston will be exploring the well-known, the obscure, the obvious and the ambiguous in an effort to answer this riddle at University Centre Shrewsbury on December 6.   The lecture will be held at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay....
19 Nov 2018
A highly regarded business commentator and national journalist is returning to Shropshire next month to give a lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury. Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor at the Financial Times and studied at Shrewsbury School from 1978 to 1983. He will be at the University on Monday, December 10, and will be exploring if business can do well by doing good....
19 Nov 2018
The importance of rock conservation will be highlighted at a special lecture in Shrewsbury, given by the only Professor of Geoconservation in the world. Cynthia Burek is a professor at the University of Chester and will be giving the lecture ‘Why Conserve Rocks? What is Geoconservation?’ at University Centre Shrewsbury on December 5. Professor Burek has published extensively on the topic of...
08 Nov 2018
Shrewsbury Market Hall is staging a line-up of late night festive events in the lead up to Christmas, including an extra popular Saturday Late Night. The late nights kick off on Wednesday November 14, followed by events on Saturday December 1 and Wednesday December 12. The market will be swinging on November 14 – the night of the Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch-on and Christmas Cracker – when...
Trees and gardening expert Tony Russell will be giving a talk in Shrewsbury on November 13
06 Nov 2018
A talk in Shrewsbury by celebrated tree and gardens expert, author and broadcaster Tony Russell will focus on planting for climate change.  Mr Russell, the former Head Forester at the famous Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, will give the talk, entitled ‘Gardening with Trees in the 21st Century’, on Tuesday November 13. "With climate change now seen as a reality, in this fascinating talk...
04 Nov 2018
Final preparations are being made for a huge Remembrance Day commemoration in Wellington - and the public are being urged to attend. A week long exhibition, starting on Monday (Nov 5), has been set up at the Gratitude Cafe in Duke Street featuring memorabilia from the war and digital displays about the people behind the 184 war dead named on the town Lychgate. Two large boards of information and...
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